10 The earth shall tremble before him, the heavens shall shake, the [a]sun and the moon shall be dark, and the stars shall withdraw their shining.

11 And the Lord shall [b]utter his voice before his host: for his host is very great: for he is strong that doeth his word: (A)for the day of the Lord is great and very terrible, and who can abide it?

12 Therefore also now the Lord saith, Turn you unto me with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning,

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Footnotes

  1. Joel 2:10 Read Joel 2:31 and Isa. 13:10; Ezek. 32:7; Joel 3:15; Matt. 24:29.
  2. Joel 2:11 The Lord shall stir up the Assyrians to execute his judgments.

10 Before them the earth shakes,(A)
    the heavens tremble,(B)
the sun and moon are darkened,(C)
    and the stars no longer shine.(D)
11 The Lord(E) thunders(F)
    at the head of his army;(G)
his forces are beyond number,
    and mighty is the army that obeys his command.
The day of the Lord is great;(H)
    it is dreadful.
    Who can endure it?(I)

Rend Your Heart

12 “Even now,” declares the Lord,
    “return(J) to me with all your heart,(K)
    with fasting and weeping and mourning.”

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